THE ART OF MAKING A TRADITIONAL ENGLISH BREAKFAST

Get a first look at our new charming tea kettles and toasters

English breakfast is a classic morning meal that has been enjoyed for centuries. While a traditional English breakfast can include eggs, bacon, sausage, baked beans, mushrooms, and grilled tomatoes, two items that often steal the show are the humble crumpet and a cuppa tea. 

Laura Ashley China Rose Stainless Steel 4 Slice Toaster

To ensure your crumpet, toast, croissant and tea are made the exact way you want, we just launched a charming collection of toasters and tea kettles with cutting-edge technology, function, and style that will add a little romance to the kitchen.

Laura Ashley Elveden White Stainless Steel Tea Kettle Stovetop Whistling Teapot

The floral prints featured on the stovetop Tea Kettle, cordless Tea Jug Kettle, multi-functional 4-Slice Toaster, and 2-Slice Toaster include the classic blue and white China Rose print and the ultra-feminine Elveden in navy or white.

Laura Ashley China Rose Cordless Jug Kettle
Laura Ashley China Rose Stainless Steel 4 Slice Toaster

To help you start your day off right, here’s how to make a classic English breakfast and the perfect cup of tea

Laura Ashley Elveden White Stainless Steel 4 Slice Toaster

How to serve crumpets the English way: Crumpets are a type of bread that has a unique texture that is both spongy and crispy. Once your crumpets are toasted, you can serve them plain or with butter. Some people like to add jam or honey for a sweet treat, while others prefer to top them with savoury ingredients like cheese or smoked salmon.

When it comes to serving your English breakfast, you can either serve your crumpets on the side or use them as a base for other ingredients. For example, you could top your crumpets with a fried egg and some bacon for a tasty breakfast sandwich.

Laura Ashley China Rose Stainless Steel 2 Slice Toaster

How Laura Ashley toasters can help you toast to perfection: The 2 and 4-Slice Toasters are compact and multi-functional. Both also come with a defrost and reheat mode. The self-centering technology ensures toast is evenly browned on both sides, includes a warming rack for heating croissants, and can cook bagels, crumpets, and thick-sliced bread.

Laura Ashley Elveden Navy Stainless Steel 4 Slice Toaster

How to make the perfect cup of English tea: English tea is a simple and easy drink to make, but there are a few tips and tricks to ensure that you get the perfect cup of tea every time. 

Laura Ashley Elveden Navy Stainless Steel Tea Kettle Stovetop Whistling Teapot

1. Choose the right tea: The type of tea you choose can make a big difference in the flavour of your tea. Black tea is the most common type of tea used for English tea. 

2. Boil fresh water: Use a stovetop or countertop kettle to bring your water to the perfect temperature for tea. The water you use to make your tea is just as important as the tea itself. Use fresh, cold water and bring it to a rolling boil. This will ensure that your tea brews properly. Using a tea kettle will help keep your water warm in case you want a second cup and prevent it from cooling down too quickly.

4. Brew the tea: If loose-leaf tea and using a tea strainer seems daunting, opt for a tea bag with your flavour of choice and add it to your teacup or mug. Pour the hot water over the tea bag and let it steep for 3-5 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea. 

5. Serve and enjoy: After the tea has been brewed, carefully remove the strainer or tea bag. Add milk and sugar to taste, if desired.

Why the Laura Ashley Stove Top Kettle is ideal for tea time: The Stove Top Kettle is a designer kettle in a timeless classic shape that features a traditional whistling sound and can boil up to 10 cups with a 3-litre capacity while heating evenly in a short amount of time. It isn’t just for tea. You can make a cup of coffee or hot chocolate with it, too.

Laura Ashley China Rose Stainless Steel Tea Kettle Stovetop Whistling Teapot

Why you should consider a countertop kettle: Our countertop kettle provides the perfect pour with a spout designed to prevent drips. The Cordless Electric Jug Kettle includes a fast boil system that heats water in the 1.7-litre capacity evenly and quickly and accommodates up to seven cups while offering a one-cup boil option with a fill indicator to save time and avoid boiling more water than needed.

Laura Ashley China Rose Cordless Jug Kettle

What is your favourite tea time ritual? Let us know in the comments below, or use the hashtag #lauraashleyusa or tag us at @lauraashleyusa.

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